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now visiting the former president george h.w. bush who is hospitalized in houston, texas. doctors moved president bush to the intensive care unit after a series of setbacks including a fever and cough that were not going away. the president is the oldest live willing former leader of our nation at age 88. but today in his e-mail to his staff he suggested the president is not on his death bed. he said "president bush would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet." randy wallace from our fox station kriv fox 26 live outside the hospital there in houston. randy, what is the latest on the president's condition? >>> well, we heard kind of conflicting things all day today. it was on sunday when former president bush was put into the intensive care unit here at meth though difficult hospital. methodist hospital. he was admitted here for bronchitis on november 7 and on november 19 released. the day after thanksgiving he was readmitted to the hospital and has been here ever since. doctors thought that the president would be home for christmas but when they finally go
in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app? >> scrabble. >> sometimes i want to yank that out of your hands. >> and all that matters. >> an endangered thi
. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is still not over. ten deaths blamed on the storm. more than 2,400 flights have been canceled. it could dump more snow on new england and upstate new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its w
ago more reassuring news. we will take you live to the hospital in houston. also, it is a nightmare for new yorkers. standing on a subway platform, and they are usually very crowded. when somebody pushes you in front of a moving train. this week it happened again. police now say someone has been charged in this. and a twist in their investigation, now they are calling this one a hate crime. stay close. i'm dominique dawes and there's a big advantage parents can give their kids -- making sure they get active at least 60 minutes each day. studies show that physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy, it can enhance important skills, like concentration and problem solving, which can improve academic performance. this means physical activity can help your kids in the most important game of all -- life. update you on our nation's 41st president. president george h.w. bush is now out of intensive care. doctors moving him into a regular patient room at the houston hospital where they have been treating him since november. president bush who is 88 years old, the oldest living former
h. w. bush, he is in a regular room in a hospital out of intensive care in houston. let's go for the update. paul, what you do know? >> well, don, i talked to a bush spokesman and they said the news is great and wonderful, as you pointed out, he is out of intensive care, and his spirits were lifted tremendously yesterday when he was serenaded by his long time friends the oakridge boys. the call was put out, they have been part of many celebrations for the bushes and in this instance they were all on vacation and they rallied together and got together in their nashville office and sang to him, with not just one but two songs, elvira and amazing grace. let's listen. >> let's do this one for you, you will remember this one. here we go. >>. ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound ♪ that saved a wretch -- >> in a moment of levity one of the oakridge boys said, can you hear us? and he said quite clearly and everyone laughed. his mood has been characterized as positive, he has not lost his sense of humor. he is speaking with clarity. he is out of intensive care, but no word yet
of whitney houston's death. >> it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful but often troubled career. whitney houston, who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, died february 11th in a hotel bathtub at the age of 48, the night before the grammy aawards. houston's death was an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors. ♪ i will always love you >> michelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >>> please join me for the biggest stories of year in crime, politics and money and the most scandalous. the top 10 of 2012 cnn sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >>> let's check the top stories right now. former president george h.w. bush is still in a houston hospital. his wife barbara and other relatives were at his side yesterday. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough and recently had a low grade fever. doctors remain cautiously optimistic about a full recovery. >>> a claim of a facebook privacy braechl within the zuckerberg family. the co-founder's sister says a family photo was reposted by another woman
could close ports from houston to boston. it would cripple shipping operations, and of course, impact the economy as early as next week. the union has been work without a contract since september and as many as 14,000 workers could hit the picket line starting this sunday. >>> big retailers have agreed to recall baby recliners which have a deadly defect. 150,000 nap nanny infant recliners are being blamed for at least five deaths and dozens of reports of babies falling, as well. the recliners have been on sale for about four years, and retailers agreed to this recall after the manufacturer went out of business. parents should return it for a refund. >>> a florida dad is angry after the christmas present he bought at a pawnshop for his teenage daughter had some x-rated extras. turns out the tablet george sanchez purchased was loaded with hard core porn. computer experted tried to delete them but unable to restore them to factory settings. the pawnshop says it was sold as is and no returns. i would be angry too, if you bought that for something and there was porn on it. >> people who do
care at a houston hospital. they say that his condition continues to will improve and the family thanks everyone for their prayers and good thoughts. president bush has been in the hospital since late november for a cough. >> a deadly plane crash in russia tonight. what investigators believe happened. >> following developing news from russia, where a passenger plane has crashed as it as it attempted to land in moscow. 4 people of the eight who were on board were killed, 4 others seriously injured. and the the woman who was gang raped in india at two weeks ago has died. the police in new delhi are urging people to stay calm. there have already been riots and the city. the crowds have demanding punishment for six people arrested in the attack. the woman and a male companion were insulted on a bus. the woman had severe organ failure from the injuries to her body and brain. >> an arrest and charges against a woman who pushed a subway passenger to his death in queens. she is charged with murder as a hate crime. investigators say the man was pushed in front of the subway train thursday night
residents will be able to return home. >> for president george h. w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. he has been there since last month with what is being described as a stubborn fever. a spokesperson says the 88 year old is on an all liquid diet and has been and i see you sense sunday. he was originally admitted to the hospital for a bronchitis like cough there at the cop has improved with a fever is not the issue. >> the good news forumbers this morning we had a drop of a number of americans filing for unemployment last week. for the month we are at the lowest level for unemployment claims and nearly five years. the labor department said that weekly applications dropped to 350,000 and that's 10,000 fewer applicants than expected. the four week average at less also measure fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750. the country is edging closer to follow up the fiscal cliff and there are no signs of a compromise between, between democrats and republicans. present obama returns to watching today after cutting as holiday vacation in hawaii short. house and senate
from ports from boston to houston. coming up. plus the fbi has again released its file on marilyn monroe. this time minus all of the redactions. what the documents say about her and her suspected ties to communism ahead. and word that president george h.w. bush is improving and even singing in the hospital. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news. [ cellphone chirping ] [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies to texts while you drive. we can live without the &. visit sprint.com/drive. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedh
president george h.w. bush. this morning he's out of intensive care at a houston hospital where he's been staying for more than a month now, and maybe the mini concert he got by phone from one of his favorite country super groups has something to do with his improvement. abc's clayton sandell has the story. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ >> reporter: it was a spirit-lifting serenade for the 88-year-old former commander in chief ordered up by former first lady barbara bush. >> she called us and said that we should cheer the president up and if the oak ridge boys could all get together and sing him a song or two. >> reporter: mr. bush has been in this houston hospital more than a month fighting complications of bronchitis. he's not only a huge oak ridge boys fan, he's friends with the band members and when they called friday, he had a request. >> and he said he was ready to hear some of "elvira." elvira elvira ♪ ♪ i've been thinking >> that would make him feel good. ♪ my heart's on fire >> reporter: they sang it then picked one of their favorites. ♪ i once was lost but n
, thundershowers in houston. chicago snow. had temperatures by this afternoon, chilly low to mid- 50s across the bay area. and then that chance of rain continues once again into saturday clearing for sunday another slight chance of rain for monday. >>> discouraging news for parents wanting to adopt russian children. president vladimir putin is banning all adoptions by russian parents. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on the youngest victims of an international tug of war. >> our children are very much so excited for having a baby brother. we is the up his room together. >> reporter: the fong family spent the holidays with their two biological children nathan amend cameron and their siberian adoptee from two years ago and they were hoping for another addition for the family from russia in the coming year. >> this is our crib for our son. >> reporter: they are just one of hundreds caught in a international political showdown. president vladimir putin was defiantly saying he planned to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. the country's legislative branch had just passed the bill unanimously. this was
28- 16 on an emotional day. houston's loss dropped them down to the 3rd seat. hosting cincinnati next weekend. the second wild card game is indianapolis at baltimore. this just in. the 49ers first play off game is determined going to be saturday january 12th. a 5:00 p.m. kick off. >> all right. >> the word is out. [ laughter ] >> make your plans. don't schedule anything else. >> you are a little excited already. >> yes. playoffs. [ laughter ] >> and "game day" tonight. >> going to wrap it all up in a nice bow. >> all right, thank you very much. that will do it for this edition of eyewitness news "60 minutes" is next. you can find your news, weather on our web site. until we see you at 11:00, good night ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, captioning funded by cbs and ford-- built for the road ahead. >> pelley: we don't use the word "breakthrough" often, but when you see how this pittsburgh mother of two, who is also a quadriplegic, controls this robotic arm with nothing but her thoughts, you'll agree there's no better word. >> i can move it up. and straight down. and left and right and diagonally. and
of whitney houston's death. >> reporter: it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful, but often troubled career. whitney houston who fought drugs and alcohol for decades, died at the age of 48, in a hotel tub, the night before the grammy awards. her death was an accidental drowning with cocaine and heart disease as contributing factors. michelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >>> don't miss our top ten of 2012 special. cnn revisits the big stories of the year in prime, politics, money and scandals. that is cnn monday night, 8:00 eastern. >>> america's debt is growing, but one man wants to help by crushing cans, his story ahead. >>> and mitt romney may have lost the election, but he was at the center of some of the top political stories of the year. [ thunder crashes ] [ male announcer ] if you think all batteries are the same... consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of li
last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are saying on the ground in houston. he is 88 years old. in the hospital a little over a month. fought a bronchiol infection. it has taken its toll. and going into icu got everyone excited. but doctors wanted him there just to keep track of how he is doing. monitoring him more minutely. the family wanting to keep a tight lid on information. some family members coming in. dorothy, george w. wish, number 43, maybe jeb bush rushing to the bed side. the family wants everyone to know that they thank them for their concern, but they hope s
been in a houston hospital for a month and since sunday he has been in the intensive care unit treated for a cough and persistent fever. while mr. bush admits he is a bit under the weis about as fl go. a e-mail from his chief of staff, gene becker says quote, is he sick? yes. does owe plan on going anywhere soon? no. but the noted as, would tell you to put the harps back in the closet. gregg: good sense of humor. back to our top story. all eyes on washington where president obama will meet with congressional leaders to make one more attempt to craft a deal to avert looming tax hikes and spending cuts. with most of the hoist members on vacation until sunday night, no plan in sight. how much can actually be accomplished. susan fereccio joins us now. chief congressional correspondent for the "washington examiner". we're seeing dianne feinstein there on the senate floor. it is vacant on the house side. so in truth how much is really going to get done? >> well, gregg, a lot of this negotiations are really taking place between the leadership levels right now. we don't really have to worry ab
is in guarded condition. he is 88 years old and the former president has been hospitalized in houston since november 23rd. bronchitis and a lingering cough. we'll get a live report on his condition later on in the newscast. patti ann: those are just some of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom." still to come a new battle over the president's health care law and the supreme court's latest ruling against one of america's largest companies and what they denied and what this could mean for other employers. gregg: the storm system working its way up the coastline causing messy traffic, airport delays. we've got video from one of the hardest-hit areas. >> pretty rough. we've seen a lot of accidents this far in ohio turnpike. and wish people would slow down a little bit, you know? it's pretty slick. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting broncho
question that question now. >>> now to some surveillance video from houston. trust me, when you see this, you're going to want these bad guys put away for a long time. the gang of thieves ripped off a daycare center. three or four young men were captured on surveillance camera. there's one right there. going in, they shattered the glass door, then stole six tvs and several game consoles. that ain't all. and one thief took the time to hop on a tiny tricycle and ride it around the yard of the building. >> it's a total lack of respect. unfortunately, i think that's the mentality these days. >> the owner says he's hoping everyone involved in the burglary will be spending next christmas in jail. to that, i'm sure we all say amen. amen. >>> air travel is starting to get back to normal after that deadly winter storm tapered off. but the cleanup job goes on for parts of the northeast, just pounded by the drenching downpours and record snow. abc's john schriffen reports. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. powerful snap-like twigs in arkansas and this pickup truck in southern illinois. stru
. >>> he has been in the houston hospital for more than a month and now former president george h.w. bush is doing in his intensive care. y more than you . only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> he was hoping to be home by christmas, but former president george h.w. bush is still in afternoon intensive care unit at a houston hospital. the former president has been there since november 23rd. migue miguel, how is he doing? >> reporter: well, his condition is guarded in intensive care and his spokesman said the reason they put him in intensive care is because doctors want to keep track of several things going on with the former president. he ha been here for a lit over a month. he is 8 years old. he has a fever he can't quite kick. they're treating it with things like tylenol and other things. it's not that
iraqis. president bush remains hospitalized in houston in methodist hospital he had a statement that reads in part. he is one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of the long gray line hailing from west point, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized duty, service, country and creed that defended our country's freedom and seen the nation through our most trying international crisis. he was appointed general and appointed commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he prepared a detailed plan for defense of saudi oil fields against the iraqis. general colin powell released this statement in part, with the passing of general norman schwarzkopf, america has lost a great patriot and soldier. he has served his country with distinguished patriot him for 35 years. general schwarzkopf could have died in tampa. he was 78 years old. harris: general schwarzkopf could have credited again with leading the u.s. to victory in the first gulf war. stay close. we'll be right back. harris: right now some crime headlines we're keeping an eye on. three police of
. the union represent more than 14,000 workers at more than a dozen ports from boston to houston. the key sticking point -- container royalties or payments to union workers based on the weight of cargo. >>> now back to the markets. before the break, we told you about the best performing emerging markets this year. but -- emerging markets this year. the third best performing market this year is estonia, up 36.51%. and at number two is pakistan with the karachi stock exchange 100, up 49% for 2012. and the best performing market so far this year is turkey's ise national 100 index. up 52.26% this year. now our next guest says a play in the emerging markets could be a good bet for a successful 2013. joining us now to highlight the key markets to watch around the globe is ron shaw, managing partner at gina ventures. how are you doing? >> good. good morning. >> very good morning to you. did santa bring you everything you were hoping for? >> that and then some. >> that and then some. good. let's talk about emerging markets now. i've spoken to you a lot about how in the last couple of years, of co
ports from boston to houston. those ports move as much as 100 million tons of goods each year including everything from flat screen tvs, sneaker and snow shovels. >>> the housing market shows new signs of rebounding. the commerce department says sales of new homes increased by about 4.5% in november from the month before. that's the fastest pace in two years. >>> and that's your moneywatch. for more, stay with cbsmoneywatch.com. back to you. >> thank you. >>> with all the snow falling in the sierra, avalanche concerns are on the minds of many after two people died at resorts this week. cbs reporter neda iranpour asks, what's being done to keep skiers safe? >> reporter: it's one of the snowiest decembers here at northstar ski resort during one of the busiest weeks. >> i love snow. it's really cool because it's all fluffy and soft. >> the conditions are amazing, we have had a lot of new snow. >> reporter: but potential for avalanches goes up as the snowpack does. >> it helps with a sliding surface. you have a hard base underneath and light snow on top. >> reporter: two avalanches on chris
have the very latest from houston. charles, what can you tell us? >> reporter: hi, craig. a spokesman for the bush family says that the former president continues to battle a sustained and prolonged fever. in fact, the spokesman said late yesterday that mr. bush, in fact, had been moved to the intensive care unit here at methodist hospital here on sunday and on a liquid diet since yesterday and in icu because of his advanced age. he is 88 years old and because of his weakness. he's been in the hospital now for over a month. he was admitted on november 23rd suffering from a chronic cough. a cough that turned in to a fever last week and now doctors are trying to figure out exactly what is causing that fever. that being said, the doctors according to the spokesman are saying that they're cautiously optimistic that mr. bush will make a recovery. he's certainly getting help from the family and friends. barbara bush, the former first lady, at his side. other family members here. his daughter was here yesterday and christmas day, neil his son, and his family enjoyed a chinese meal in the hos
licenses today. fox 5's karen gray houston has a closer look. >> reporter: meet karen craning, resident of potomac, general manager of a furniture store sitting in the lobby of the license department at montgomery county circuit court. she thought this day would never come. >> so excited. i cannot believe this day is here. i cannot believe it. i've been waiting for a long time. >> reporter: her long time partner of 29 years shuns the spotlight and doesn't want to be identified. >> there's prejudice and people don't believe in who we are and what we stand for and unfortunately they don't want this to happen, but the people of maryland have spoken. >> reporter: a majority of maryland voters approved question 6 on the ballot in favor of same sex marriage effective january 1st. governor martin o'malley signed a proclamation thursday affirming that popular vote. attorney general doug gansler wrote a legal opinion last week that would allow gay couples to get a license before the 1st. >> it's very exciting. >> reporter: long time clerk of court loretta knight has seen a lot over the years
, bailey in houston, they are 11 now, and so many of my colleagues that were here when i started bringing my children as babies here, have watched them grow up. the senate isn't easy on families. they sacrificed so i could serve the people of texas, and i'm grateful for their patience and generosity. they have loved coming to the capital during these times. 11 years for the children, and 20 for my husband, ray. and i know my children fondest memory if i ask them what either of them are most about this is to the capital, is playing soccer in the russell building hallways in the evenings when it is clear to and i would not be here today if it were not for my parents who gave me the gift of strong values, unwavering support, and education to be whatever i want to be. i must say that my parents were surprised when they saw what i want to be. they would never have thought that their daughter growing up in lamar texas, a town of 15,000 people would think that she could be a united states senator. we had a wonderful public school system, and i'm proud to say i am a product of public education. m
.w. bush remains in a hospital in houston for what a spokesman is now describing as a series of setbacks. the 88-year-old is said to be in guarded condition in intensive care, nursing an elevated fever. >>> and we're getting late word that norman schwarzkopf has died. stormin norman was commander during the first gulf war. and he was 78. >>> we turn now to that debate over gun control. last night here, the picture from los angeles, drivers lined up for blocks, returning guns for gift certificates. 2,000 guns returned. barely two weeks now after the newtown shootings, another debate. should teachers be allowed to bring guns to school. in a new poll, it suggests 64% of americans think arming at least one official would be some what effective. tonight, meet the teachers who think they should be armed, too. here's cecilia vega. >> okay, so, now what do i do? >> reporter: the gun is fake, but these utah teachers fear the threat facing their classrooms is very real. today, 200 of those teachers became students -- >> ready to fire. >> reporter: packing a conference room on their holiday break t
and friends continue to visit former president george hw bush in an intensive care unit of a houston hospital. he's the oldest living former president, optized at methodist hospital last month with a chronic cough and just transfered to icu because of a persistent high fever. doctors treating this disease but have not found what is caution it. the elder bush is 88 years old, suffering from vascular parkinism, making his legs immobile. >> a longstanding parking policy is ending and may catch many people off guard. watch out this, is the last sunday you may be able to park for free. >> well, it's the end of an era. as far as that one day break from these parking meters is concerned. td municipal transportation agency says it's not about the money they say, about management. parking management. this first parking meter installed in 1947. since then, sundays have been sacred but that is about to come to an end. >> in 1940s a policy was put into place because businesses were closed now, about 70% of the businesses are open so. makes sense to have a parking management in place. >> i like the idea 1
at a houston hospital. . . bush, who is 88, is in the intensive care unit with bronchitis and a high fever. president bush's predecessor ronald reagan once famously called margaret thatcher the best man in england. meirs was an enduring friendship but barry peterson reports on documents that reveal fnother side of their alliance. t reporter: in front of the cameras, it was all smiles. >> britain and america will stand side by side. bu reporter: but the documents released today by the british national archives reveal some tempestuous moments. after argentina invaded the falkland islands in the south htlantic ocean in 1982, prime minister thatcher launched a land and sea invasion to take and back, counting on president oagan for support, telling him, "you are the only person who will understand." but mr. reagan hesitated, afraid that u.s. support would offend argentina's latin american ntlies. lae relationship hit its lowest point during the falkland's war, when president reagan kept erging the prime minister to negotiate a truce, a suggestion she flatly rejected. 255 soldiers died before br
though he remains in intensive care at a hospital in houston. a bush family spokesman says the 88-year-old is alert and in good spirits. the doctors are cautiously optimistic. mr. bush was hospitalized for a bronchitis-like cough more than a month ago. we have asked dr. kim mulvihill to fill us in. what's guarded? >> reporter: that means he is between stable and critical. he will be watched closely. bronchitis can take months to clear but anytime the elderly have bronchitis it could develop into a more complicated lung infection pneumonia especially when the patient is in the icu. >> the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia? >> bronchitis is an inflammation of the large airways that carry air from the mouth to the lungs. pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue itself. this infection inflames the air sack and they film up with fluid and can cause symptoms such as a cough with phlegm, fever, chills and trouble breathing. >> and pneumonia is treatable, right? >> absolutely. it usually is. most adults it will take a week or two to clear. but pneumonia can be very severe espec
.w. bush is in guarded condition as a houston hospital with what's being called a stubborn fever. the 88-year-old former president has been in the hospital for bronchitis for almost four weeks now of the doctors say his cough is improving but a lingering fever took him into intensive care. >> it includes a persistent fever and doctors are doing everything they can to wrap their arms around t they're cautiously optimistic that their current course of treatment is going to be effective. >> the former president's spokesman said the former president is alert and talking with staff. the senior bush has gotten visits from his son, former president george w. bush and former florida governor jeb bush. >>> we are on storm watch tonight even though it's mostly dry in the bay area right now. there's a winter storm warning in the sierra. it's not keeping people from flocking to the sierra. ken? >> reporter: right now you can see a touch of snow coming down here. it slowed in the past hour or so. we're at the nyack gas station just off interstate 80. interstate 80 at least it to this point is -- lea
on sunday between labor union shipping at ports from boston to houston, could be halted. insiders say a deal looks like a long shot. right now over 14,000 workers are threatening to strike at 14 major ports. you see them go all along the south and east coast. not only will a strike cause billions of dollars a day, it will force shipping costs to rise. things will be delayed coming in. right now the union is fighting for workers to be paid per shipping container, which comes out to a salary of $124,000 per year for each worker. >>> mother nature adding insult to injury to people still trying to recover from super storm sandy. many in sea bright, new jersey, was devastated down there, say this week's nor'easter was like being kicked while down. one homeowner picked what she could salvage from sandy in a container. she sadly discovered it flooded. >> i don't know what to do about that. i'll have to -- first of all, get it out and get it someplace and dry it out. >> juliet: i drove down there three weeks ago, i could not believe what i saw. about 150 out of the 300 people who live there stayed.
, oxygen tank two blew up causing oxygen tank one to fail. >> houston, we have a problem. >> houston we have a problem, words forever linked to commander jim loveville. >> when the explosion occurred i thought to myself, why me? why didn't i go on apollo 12 or wait to apollo 14. for a little while i couldn't believe what was happening and then all of a sudden i said, well it is me and it is now. so what's next? jon: jim lovell, one of my all-time heroes. you can catch the entire documentary, fox news reporting, fly me to the moon, airing this sunday 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on fox news channel. heather: i will definitely tune in for that. that is a good one. you heard of pacemakers for the heart but how about one for the brain? a promises new break through offering hope to alzheimer's patients. >>> plus how do you like your cup of joe? these elephants help make one of the world's most exotic coffees. 50 bucks a serving. the coffee beans, that's a whole different story. stay tuned. ligations, but oblig. ligations, but oblig. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i rea
. >>> george h.w. bush, forced to spend christmas day in a houston hospital. he was treated to a special holiday meal. 88 years old. been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough. doctors are cautiously optimistic for a full recovery for the president. >>> before heading back to d.c., president obama and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the
homes in the coming months. gregg: former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital where he continues to recover from a persistent fever and a cough. a family spokesman just giving us some, a new details, an update on his condition. mike tobin is live outside methodist hospital with the latest. mike? >> reporter: the latest, gregg, the latest release we got included the phrase, continues to improve in relation to the former president's condition. the staff around the president have made an effort to keep the releases light and optimistic, all the while acknowledging that he is pretty sick and he is 88 years old. he is in intensive care where he has been since sunday dealing what we describe as a stubborn fever. the fever the result of complications from a case of bronchitis that hospitalized former president toward the end of november. now the staff around the former president have been pretty frugal in terms of the information that they are releasing and they say one of the reasons for that is george herbert walker bush is so beloved people get any information they can o
from boston to houston for demanding better pay. 14 ports which handle half of the nation's shipping traffic are threatened. workers could walk off the job this sunday, costing the economy an estimated $1 billion per day. >>> and for the second time this month, someone has been pushed to their death on a new york subway. a woman seen running away on the left side of this surveillance video, right here, shoved a man on to the tracks last night. he was then crushed by an oncoming train. witnesses say the woman was talking to herself, pacing on the platform before pushing the man from behind. and did not appear to even know the victim. >>> and finally, you don't have to be a football fan to be inspired by this story. for the first time since being diagnosed with leukemia in september, indianapolis colts head coach chuck pagano will return to the field this weekend, a symbol of strength and resilience. he spoke to espn's rachel nichols, about the moment when doctors cleared him to return home last sunday. >> dr. craig came in. and we had a conversation. he said, your counts are starting
president remains in intensive care at a houston hospital being treated for a fever. a long time aid of the former president says he is unlikely to leave the hospital any time soon but that he would tell well wishers put the harps back in the closet. >> they're requiring people to visit their elderly parent or risk being sued. they do not specify how often they have to happen but it will allow elderly parents neglected by their children to take them to court. it is being filled by an increase in life eck speck tan sidelines and those that limit most families to a single child. >> time is 7:49. coming up, he's turning 100 years old. the gift he's giving riders. >> plus a new crime fighting strategy in oakland. who the city is bringing in to help try to reduce the violence >>> welcome back to mornings on 2. the district attorney's office is now investigating two separate police shootings. the latest happened last night at a gas station near interstate 80. officers were called to a chevron around 6:40 last night. they saw a man pistol whip a woman. two officers then opened fire. the su
president george herbert walker bush issued a statement from his hospital bed in houston saying, quote, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that, said, president bush, he was a good and decent man and a dear friends. >> he was that and more. andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. >>> a lot of other news to get to this morning. let's head to the news desk. that's where we find natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. speaking of the former president george h.w. bush, we have an update on his health. good morning to you, janet. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. an e-mail from former president bush's chief of staff is shedding new light on his condition today. it says in part she's confident he will recover. and she says, is he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. she goes on to say that mr. bush will likely be in the hospital for a while due to his age and he can use our prayers. natalie, back to you. >> we are sending them.
. >> texans wide receiver andre johnson shows off christmas spirit. surprised 12 houston kids with a holiday shopping spree. gave them one minute to run around the store and pick anything they wanted. the total tab, $19,000. these kids know how to shop. he stopped by houston and handed each kid $100 gift certificate. >> very cool. >> it is now 720 on this thursday morning. coming up next, the changing face of the nation's capitol. and 90 years of the national christmas tree lighting. a look at how the tradition has changed with each administration. and what's planned for tonight. it's 7:20.  >>> the agency is expected to comment today on the drop in the number of metro riders. the washington examiner reports the lower than expected numbers have resulted in a loss of revenue of $5 million for the first quarter. translates to about a 2% drop. metro only estimated a 1% drop. a reduced federal transit benefit from employers. >>> dc's demographics they are changing. >> that's right. the city is becoming younger, whiter and richer. according to the washington examin
in the hospital tonight. that's a word from doctors in houston. they say george h.w. bush, bush 41 has been fighting a cough caused by bronchitis and they don't want to send him home too soon. the former president is 88 years old. he has been in the hospital since the day after thanksgiving. former senator bob dole made a rare visit to capitol hill today. appearing frail to observers after recent hospital stay. he is 89 now. he was in d.c. to rally treaty for disability rights. his service in world war ii left his right arm permanently disabled but the former g.o.p. leader could not convince his fellow republicans to accept the treaty. they claim it would give the u.n. too much influence on u.s. policy. the measure failed five votes shy of the needed two thirds majority. the head of fema says the agency will not run out of money for victims of super storm sandy until next spring. he says so far the feds have given out about $2 billion. and he claims there is almost 5 billion left in the disaster fund. but officials in new york and new jersey plus connecticut have asked for more than $80 bil
york and a chilly 46 degrees. 79, mostly cloudy in houston and 53 mostly cloudy in denver. around the bay area, i think the worst we'll see is a couple of patches of dense fog this morning and by the afternoon a few passing high clouds. otherwise we are going to look at a lot of sunshine in between and the temperatures not too bad, 60s in san jose. 61 in milpitas and east bay running in the 50s and low 60s and in the central bay, temperatures mainly in the 50s and 60s too and the weekend looking better. temperatures mid-60s by sunday. maybe even a little bit warmer into monday. then slight chance of showers by the middle of next week. gianna franco you're big on the metal stuff. >> i'm a metallica stuff. i'm excited to see that they are part of the new millennium and social media. >>> jumping over to the freeways, good stuff as well. slight delays as you work your way westbound 580. on the flip side eastbound we have reports of construction still so we're seeing a bit of a back up as you work your through that area. not too far from there, we have reports of a hit-and-run accident
is improving and moved out of the intensive care unit of the houston hospital where he was being treated for an elevated fever. the 41st hospital has been in the hospital for more than a month now. >>> say good-bye to thumbing through copies of "newsweek" at your doctors office. it will go digital in the new year. you will only be able to download copies of "newsweek" after the 31st. the growing use of tablets continued with weakness in advertising forced the decision. >>> new year's resolutions are a great time to start working out, eating healthier and also a great time to think about your pocketbook and get your finances back on track. i'm joined by mitch reiner. you're an investment adviser at capital investment advisors and your firm, just to give you some street cred. it handles a billion dollars in assets and you're only 32 years old. we can say you know what you're doing. >> everything going on with the fiscal cliff and everything, there's certain issues that everybody faces and you can only control so much. you can't control what's going on in washington every day. so, what can
. >> from boston to houston, these ports represent hundreds of billions of dollars worth of consumer goods that flow for distribution thousands of miles inland. thanks to both sides reaching a nearly last-minute agreement, none will see the picket signs sunday. >> economist worried if we do go off the fiscal cliff, it's now averted strike would have combined for a deadly one-two punch to the u.s. economy. now the overall deal is at 100% signed off on by februar february 6, then we are right back to where we were this morning and again the national retail federation and the florida governor rick scott will be urging president obama to prevent a strike invoking the tap partly act and something not done since president george w. bush did it in 2002. back to you. >> doug: phil keating in miami. the so-called milk cliff that would also kick in to effect the lawmakers can't avoid the fiscal cliff they be averted now. hill source tells fox news and the senate agriculture leaders working on a year long extension of all farm programs. the source noted that the truman era law is so old it would take
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